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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 1–28.
Published: 01 March 2017
... appropriation in critical theory. Indeed, the lexical backstory of queer has long involved its capacity for carving escape routes in time. Still, this function has not always served radical social ends. In turning to Harris, as an example, what is perhaps most notable about his use of a queer portal to frame...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 336–338.
Published: 01 June 2021
...—Milburn does an admirable job of highlighting several of the most prominent instances of this trend and in tracing the dominant flows of influences among these overlapping cultures. For instance, in chapter 3, he discusses the effect of the Valve game Portal (2007), in which the player uses a...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 723–735.
Published: 01 December 2020
.../2020/05/01/afrofuturism-coronavirus . Pluchon Pierre . 1987 . Vaudou, sorciers, empoisonneurs: de Saint-Domingue à Haiti . Paris : Karthala Editions . Roy Arundhati . 2020 . “ The Pandemic Is a Portal .” Financial Times , April 3 . https://www.ft.com/content/10d8f5e8-74eb...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 669–698.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the camera, not diagonally across the frame, as in the fire run, but more directly toward the front of the image. These opening portals create an illusion of depth signifi- cantly different from theatrical space, where entrances and exits most often occur from the wings of the stage. We can...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (4): 895–908.
Published: 01 December 2001
... realities of Latino life. Marco Portales ex- amines these authors’ texts as interventions into the problematic educations that most students receive in the nation’s schools, which, he argues, substan- tially contribute to the troubled relationship between the American media and Latinos...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (3): 621–636.
Published: 01 September 2005
... numerous portals’’ (December 1985, 620). Bercovitch remodeled the breakdown of consensus as a challenge ‘‘to make a virtue of dissensus’’ (March 1986, 100). Then, after that burst, an editorial note in the issue of May 1986: ‘‘It is a cause of curiosity in the offices of American Literature that we...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 843–867.
Published: 01 December 2003
... ‘‘dimly-starred’’ portals and ‘‘keener sounds’’ only to silence them: the distant music is ‘‘dim then keen, / then mute31 For these are not Stevens’s exquisite ‘‘words of ourselves and of our Tseng 2003.11.19 09:33...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 137–157.
Published: 01 March 2015
... enthusiasm into an even more fanciful enterprise: time travel. The first part of the novel ends with Pendrel discovering a portal into the past through a portrait of an ancestor; the second describes him as a visitor to the world of 1820 meeting his ancestral relatives. While 140  American Literature...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 339–364.
Published: 01 June 2001
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 305–332.
Published: 01 June 2010
...” (143), we find something more complicated than a literary filibuster. In his reverential attitude toward the Picture—a talismanic object, a mystical portal to the past—Redburn construes its text as merely the visible part of its total implied meaning. Noting with admiration that the...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
... their own creation of it, with his invitation to participate in blackness meant to serve as a portal not only to racial experience but also to something beyond it. The songs of this first section, that is to say, compel multiracial per- formances of ostensibly racial music, and many of them...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 699–728.
Published: 01 December 2005
... American Literature handsome?’ ‘Beautiful,’ in a meek but enthusiastic tone Charles re- plies: That goes, like the flowers (83). Cassandra dallies, and as if through the portal of Charles’s simile, the flower he gave her returns to the surface of the narrative. (Evidently Cassandra has kept it all the...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 335–361.
Published: 01 June 2007
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 541–568.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Burning of Los Angeles” and the final mob scene acts as one of the few discernable narrative portals between the two states that motivate the action in The Day of the Locust . I have loosely defined the second state as a desire for motion, or perhaps desires-in-motion. The culture industry issues an...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2016
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American Literature (2017) 89 (3): 497–527.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and rain, he would speak as if to spirits that at such time only could be evoked by him from that Aidenn close by whose portals his disturbed soul sought to forget the ills to which his constitution subjected him.” 12 Launched in the early 1840s, author activism, as I am calling it, was...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (4): 851–879.
Published: 01 December 2017
...-Dick , providing a deep temporal backdrop to Ishmael’s account of the nineteenth-century animal economy. As the tortoise does for the narrator of “The Encantadas,” whale fossils and skeletons open a portal to a world that both precedes and will outlast the human: When I stand among these mighty...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 455–488.
Published: 01 September 2015
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 155–184.
Published: 01 March 2017
... other on Google and Facebook, unable to resist the wish-fulfillment fantasy these portals offer” (71). This first encounter with personal portable players anticipates the experience of music in the digital age, which confers anonymity as well as individuality, privacy as well as publicity. Critics...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 March 2013